Category Archives: Italian

Italian – pasta with mushrooms and broccolini. 8/4/20

I love making pasta with vegetables. It is so simple. You just cook up your onions, garlic, and mushrooms and then when close to when the pasta is done cooking, you add the broccolini. A little olive oil and pasta … Continue reading

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Pasta puttanesca. 7/29/20

This is without a doubt one of my favorite vegan dishes! I ate lightly all day so that I could have three ounces of whole grain spaghetti with the yummy, salty tomato sauce laden with chile flakes, olives, and capers. … Continue reading

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Vegan whole grain penne with mushrooms and broccolini. 7/22/20

I really enjoy eating a big bowl of pasta but my healthy eating plan wants me to eat fewer carbs. What to do? First, select a whole grain pasta and second, make a sauce which is loaded with vegetables – … Continue reading

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Fresh, vegan sauce for penne. 7/18/20

Pasta is one of my favorite foods to eat. But I really have to watch the sauces that I pair with it so I do not exceed my caloric intake for the day. For me, what could be better than … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccolini and mushrooms. 7/9/20

I first ate orecchiette with bitter greens in October, 2011 in the quaint town of Alberobello, Italy. Alberobello is the home of the Trulli, conical buildings which house everything, restaurants, hotels, churches, and especially gift shops. It is a great … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms. 6/22/20

Monday’s vegan dinner is a take on a Puglian dish we ate in Alberobello, Italy. There they serve the orecchiette with bitter greens but we decide to have ours with broccoli and add some mushrooms as well. The sauce is … Continue reading

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Penne with zucchini and mushrooms. 6/16/20

The secret to this dish is to salt and drain the zucchini before cooking. The zucchini remain much more firm and are seasoned well. Also adding a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts gives a buttery flavor. Penne with zucchini and … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with broccoli and mushrooms. 6/6/20

While the water was heating up I cooked the mushrooms until they were browned and then added some garlic and onion to the sauté. When the onions had softened I turned the flame to low and waited until the pasta … Continue reading

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Rotini with broccoli and tuna. 5/26/20

Much like last week’s penne with broccolini and mushrooms, this pasta dish uses items from your pantry and matches them with a fresh vegetable for a complete delicious meal. A little olive oil and some pasta water is all you … Continue reading

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Penne with broccolini and mushrooms. 5/23/20

If you are like me and trying to cut back on carbs or calories, you are probably trying to eat a smaller portion of pasta. It is sad I know to see that wee amount in your bowl. I make … Continue reading

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